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Lisa McTigue Pierce

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The conference program at the upcoming MinnPack and MD&M Minneapolis events helps packaging professionals stay on top of trends and critical issues in packaging and medtech. Some of the educational presentations are free to anyone attending the expos.

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Popular articles on PackagingDigest.com in the month of July 2019 were among the most diverse in recent memory, as far as topics go. Besides the ever-present interest in sustainability, readers explored packaging for #SpaceWeek, innovative snack packages, “chemicals of...

Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need for packaging and labeling flexibility....

In this 1:20 minute video, learn a quick tip on how you can stay ahead of packaging trends, which is especially critical if you’re the one in charge of the direction of your company’s packaging department.

In a twist on the trend in the spirits market to create eye-catching bottles in the shape of heads or skulls, Outerspace Vodka gets its packaging inspiration from another, more extra-terrestrial source. Green coating and aluminum black eyes make this bottle of clear...

Today’s youngest named generation, Gen Z, is now entering the workforce. How can Gen Z contribute to your packaging department? In this 10-minute video, six students from the School of Packaging at Michigan State University voice the unique qualities their generation...

A new packaging plastic aims to leapfrog the paltry U.S. recycling rates of around 30% for polyester and high-density polyethylene—the two highest recycled packaging plastics, according to...

The Bosch Packaging Technology packaging machinery business—up for sale since June 2018—has been bought by leading private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners, headquartered in Luxemburg (pending antitrust approvals). Both parties have agreed not to...

More than five decades ago, it was quite a leap for packaging engineers to design and produce containers and materials that could function on a spacecraft. So during Space Week and on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic moon landing (July 20), let’s...

Shifts in sustainability focus, ecommerce challenges and food packaging issues continue to lead the trends we’ve been tracking this year. With half of 2019 behind us, let’s look at the packaging stories our global packaging community deems most important.

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A new grip-able sleeve for pharmaceutical autoinjector pens makes it easier for patients with reduced dexterity due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to handle the medical device and perform self-injections, which can help improve health outcomes. Adding the molded-rubber...

The Coca-Cola Co. and Mondelēz asked packaging students to reimagine either the Coke Fridge Pack or the ecommerce Variety Pack of Oreos, Ritz and Chips Ahoy. Solutions to these real-world design challenges showcase the creativity, skills and talents of tomorrow’s...

Creating a new package in the highly regulated medical industry isn’t easy. When it happens, it should be rewarded. So we’re pleased to present the winners in the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition for the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products...

A single-ingredient snack is so yesterday. Many of today’s quick bites are just better when two products come together—especially when clever packaging options make it easy for food companies to create unique snack offerings by collaborating with other internal or...

I spy with my little eye a dozen dazzling packages that appeal to today’s snackers. Whether it’s touting portability, one-hand functionality, portion control, a health message or deserved indulgence, these packs sell consumers on the value of a quick pick-me-up in their...